Say What – Part 1: God’s Promises

Say What – Part 1: God’s Promises

Genesis 6-8

Series Memory Verse: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (p.915)

“‘Seven days from now I will make the rains pour down on the earth. And it will rain for forty days and forty nights, until I have wiped from the earth all the living things I have created.’” Genesis 7:4 (p.8)

  • God Always Keeps His Promises.  

“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9 (p.939)

  1. Get on board.

“When everything was ready, the Lord said to Noah, ‘Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone are righteous.” Genesis 7:1 (p.8)

“Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.” John 10:9 (p.819)

  1. Do what He says.

“So Noah did everything as the Lord commanded him. Noah was 600 years old when the flood covered the earth.” Genesis 7:5-6 (p.8)  

“It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:7 (p.926)         

“You are my friends if you do what I command.” John 15:14 (p.824)

  1. Look forward to His return.

“He also released a dove to see if the water had receded and it could find dry ground. But the dove could find no place to land because the water still covered the ground. So it returned to the boat…After waiting another seven days, Noah released the dove again.” Genesis 8:8-10 (p.9)

“So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat…Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose.” Genesis 8:18-20 (p.9)

“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.” Philippians 3:20 (p.901)                 

My Next Step This Week:

_____ I will read a promise of God daily.


Small Group Questions

One Thing: God Always Keeps His Promises.

Key Verse: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16

Bible References: Genesis 6-8

CONVERSATION STARTER

// What was a promise that someone made to you and kept? Was there a time that someone didn’t keep a promise they made to you? What difference does it make when someone keeps their promises rather than breaks their promises?

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

The biblical account of Noah and the flood is based on the promises of God. God promises to protect Noah and his family if Noah will obey God. Another word for God’s promise with Noah is covenant. God’s covenant with Noah is found in Genesis 9:1-19, and in that covenant, God promises to maintain the relationship between the Creator and His creation. God’s sign of this promise was the rainbow which signified God’s everlasting promise to all living creatures. 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

// Read Genesis 7:1 (P.7). In this passage we see that it is necessary to get on board with God’s plan.

  • What plan has God given you for your life?
  • How can you trust God and get on board with His plan?

// Read Joshua 21:45 (P.148). Here we see that God always keeps His promises and His words come true.

  • Have you experienced God keeping a promise? What was it and how did it impact your relationship with God?
  • How do you remember God’s faithfulness when you encounter new problems?

// Read Genesis 7:4 (P.7). God wants us to remember to trust Him in the middle of our storms. We need to obey Him and do what He says.  

  • What causes us to mistrust God? How can we see God’s faithfulness in our storms?
  • How does God’s faithfulness impact how you live your life?

// Read 2 Timothy 3:16 (P.915). This passage states the Bible teaches us of God’s past promises and can help us in our relationship with Jesus.

  • How has the Bible been useful for you?
  • How has the Bible taught you what is right? How has it taught you that God keeps His promises?

// Read Genesis 8:1 (P.7). We need to look forward to His return.

  • How can you look forward to God’s return in your life?
  • How can you trust God while you wait for His return?

My Next Step This Week: ___ I will read a promise of God daily.

DIGGING DEEPER

Read Joshua 23:14 (P.186). God wants us to understand that He is faithful to His promises. We have to understand that God has His own timing for the blessings and promises in our lives to come true. We need to trust His character as we faithfully wait for those promises to happen. 

Read Romans 4:21 (P.860). This passage explains that God wants you to see His promises come true in all areas of your life, we just have to remain obedient to God and in relationship with Him to experience the fulfillment of His promises.  

Lamentations 2:17 (P.623)  2 Peter 3:13 (P.939)  Hebrews 10:36 (P. 926) Philippians 1:6 (P.899)

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